Surgical Treatments for Scoliosis

Posted on August 11, 2020

Please click below for information about surgical treatments that Dr. Vitale employs: Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering (AVBT) Before & After Examples Of Commonly Performed Scoliosis Surgeries Growing Rods MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control) Spine and Scoliosis Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation VEPTR ... Read More


Posted on October 27, 2016

[caption id="attachment_2784" align="alignright" width="450"] MAGEC-Rib Hook & Pelvic Fixation[/caption] The spine center at the NewYork Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital is unique in New York in offering this new and exciting treatment for the young child with scoliosis.  "The MAGEC (MAGnetic ... Read More

Growing Rods for Pediatric Scoliosis

Posted on October 27, 2016

[caption id="attachment_3754" align="alignright" width="238"] A device known as a “growing rod,” where a special expandable rod is attached to the spine and periodically lengthened, may be an option.[/caption] "Growing rods" may be utilized for some pediatric scoliosis cases when the patient ... Read More


Posted on October 27, 2016

Introduction Scoliosis in Children Through Adults The Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at the Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian offers care for infants, children, adolescents and adults with scoliosis and spinal deformities. Michael G. Vitale MD MPH treats scoliosis in children ... Read More

Spinal Fusion NOT Recommended Treatment for Early-Onset Scoliosis

Posted on September 29, 2007

While spinal fusion has been shown to improve quality of life and life expectancy in adolescents who have achieved normal pulmonary capacity before the onset of scoliosis, this treatment has quite a different result in skeletally immature children. In these ... Read More